WEEK 1: On the Path to Finding My Kefi
Bonjour everyone! This week, I brought a little of France right into my own home – and what a treat it was! I decided to make the most of the wonderfully yellow lemons I bought last week and make homemade Citron Pressé – the French version of lemonade. Yes, if you are lucky enough to travel to France and decide to order a lemonade, you will actually be served a carbonated drink – think Sprite. However, if you order a citron pressé, you will receive what we Americans know as good old fashioned lemonade.
Although citron pressé will, no doubt, taste better in France – because nearly everything tastes better when you’re in Europe – my Bistro Chic citron pressé was positively yummy, especially because it was a warm day.
To make my Bistro Chic citron pressé, follow these 5 simple steps:
- Start with a bright, yellow lemon and juice it until it is practically dry (no seeds of course)
- Fill a drink shaker (such as a martini shaker – because Lord knows I never use it to make an actual martini!) with ice all the way to the top.
- Add lemon juice and 3 splenda packets to the shaker. (I have tried making it with sugar and other artificial sweeteners but splenda seems to taste the best in this drink)
- Using the juicer cup that held the fresh-squeezed lemon juice, fill the shaker with cold water nearly to the top.
- Put the shaker top on and shake vigorously, until well blended and frothy.
All you have to do now is pour your new favorite summer drink into a frosty glass and pucker up!
This recipe makes 2 cups depending on the size of your shaker, but you can easily triple or quadruple the recipe to fill a pitcher.
Now, don’t you wish you had a lemon tree right in your own backyard?